— Audrey Hepburn (via mediawatchingal)
Anonymous asked: They're really downplaying Robin and Marian's love. In the scene in front of the diner it's like he doesn't even care that his wife is obviously upset, he's all Regina Regina Regina. I know OQ is endgame, but it makes him look like an insensitive jerk who only cares about his new girlfriend and not about his wife and the mother of his son.
I can see why people would jump to that, but how exactly is anyone to react in this situation? One man, two women. If he would have focused on Marian, he would have been ignoring the woman he loves and would that not have also made him insensitive? This is an impossible situation and he goes to his wife because he thinks it’s the honorable thing to do, yet he’s still called insensitive for trying not to abandon the woman he’s in a relationship with…. It’s incredibly unfair to him, to be honest. No matter what, someone is calling him insensitive.
If he was insensitive, he wouldn’t bother with Marian and just say “bye, hun, I got myself a new one” and grab Regina’s hands before she even left the diner and ride off in the sunset, leaving Marian confused and frustrated in the diner. Instead, he stayed to talk to Marian first, then brought her to Regina to meet her so that they could have an honest grown up conversation (without lying or giving Marian a pretense that everything is all rainbows and golden unicorns). And when Regina left, though it is obvious that he is torn, (in fact his first impulse was to go to Regina) he chose to stay with Marian and Roland. Because he knows how confusing and unfair this whole thing is to Marian, who needs some time to process all these changes.
I, for one, though I’m all for OQ being endgame, liked how they handle this situation (though my inner Evil Regal heart is crying for Regina)… It is obvious where Robin’s heart lies but at the same time, he is an honorable man and in no way, insensitive. He is handling the situation the best that anyone could, and that makes me love him even more.
Keep in mind that he has already mourned Marian—he honestly believed she was dead, and well, she was. This isn’t a man forgetting his family. This is a man who was learning to live again and opening himself up for extraordinary love, just as Regina was doing. They were moving on, building something new, giving themselves to each other. Then the impossible happens, and he’s still clearly in shock. Two women. Two lives. But only one decision. This is going to be one remarkable season for Regina and Robin.